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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 13, 2011 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Paging Mandojammer

Floydfest 2012

Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas ~ Michael Franti & Spearhead ~
Brandi Carlile ~
SOJA ~
Leftover Salmon ~
Matisyahu ~
Dawes ~
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers ~
Ozomatli ~
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder ~
Sam Bush Band ~
Galactic with Special Guest Corey Henry ~
Punch Brothers ~
Gary Clark Jr ~
ALO ~
Garage A Trois ~
Toubab Krewe ~
Locos Por Juana ~
David Wax Museum ~
Big Tony & Touble Funk ~
MarchFourth Marching Band ~
Pedrito Martinez ~
Steep Canyon Rangers ~
Orgone ~
Anders Osborne ~
Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band ~
Drew Emmitt Band ~
The Rogues ~
Hoots & Hellmouth ~
ArtOfficial ~
Joshua Panda Band ~
Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun Quartet ~
Ha Ha Tonka ~
Love Canon String Band ~
L Shape Lot ~
Kings of Belmont ~
Gregory Alan Isakov ~
The Situationist ~
The Trapeze Show

MANY MORE to come!

you've already got your ticket,,,right?

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Poster: craven714 Date: Dec 13, 2011 6:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging Mandojammer

dont forget the dates:
July 26 through Sept first. Or at least thats how long
it would take me to listen to that much music I guess.
Science almighty! How many stages are there?
Gotta go wipe the drool from my lips...

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 13, 2011 7:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging Mandojammer

actually July 26-29, 2012

from a "Jambase" review of last years Floydfest...

"Once inside, you enter the ultimate 4 day adult circus- 10 stages spread over 80 entrancing acres, over 100 musicians ranging from bluegrass to punk rock to electronica, plus world-class fire spinners, thousands of hula hoopers, and one helluva shakedown spiraling out on every little dusty path in any direction you might wander. "

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Poster: craven714 Date: Dec 14, 2011 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paging Mandojammer

Yeah, that was a joke I was trying (trying) to make there;
Hence the July 26 start date. Thats a lot of stuff for 4
days. Are you kidding? I personally would have sensory over-load ~~ probably settle for just sitting in front of
a nice camp fire by the 3rd day. What are your thoughts
UU? Do you think you would be up for something that
intense? I have gone to some multi-stage shows and am
usually disappointed because I MISS so much good music.
Ya know? While being blow away listening to at someone on the Jazz stage, you over hear that B.B. King just joined
someone on the Blues stage, only to run over there as the
last song ends. AAHHHHHHHGGGGGGG!!!!
I can see the appeal in the whole thing for a lot of people,
and I would like to hear Mandos take on it a little more...

And the "one helluva shakedown spiraling out on every little dusty path in any direction you might wander."?
I just hope the guy at the end of one of those doesnt have
a bottle of Rohypnol.


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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 14, 2011 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I'm Here.....

UU, craven -

I got the email last night and about flipped a gourd. Definitely going VIP again this year. I ate lunch with Jorma and Jack last year in the VIP/Artist Caterng tent, had dinner with Sam Cutler (he's still wasted). You better believe I'm gonna take a chance to sit and eat with Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas, Dan Tyminski and Alison Krauss.

FloydFest is a phenomenon all unto its own. There is certainly an abundance of artists to see but the schedule is arranged so the big names rarely conflict, or if there is overlap, it's only the first or last 15 minutes of a 90 minute set. Since most of the bands play two (or more sets) you can almost always deconflict the schedule and see everyone you want to.

You do have to pace yourself though since the music starts around 10 AM and runs well into the wee hours. The Late Night Global Village stage draws a great crowd and energetic bands - I saw the Pimps of Joytime play from 1 AM until 4 AM two years ago. Papadosio played from 12:30 AM until 5:45 AM one year - it was insane. By Saturday evening you can be pretty wiped out with a full Sunday set of shows in front of you.

I can't wait.........

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 14, 2011 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I'm Here.....

Hey Rick!

Any good music up in Vah Beach or ORF this weekend?